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Police: Package With $10,000 in It Arrives at Darien Address, Sent by Elderly Victim of a Scam

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The arrival of a package on the steps of a house for sale on Middlesex Road and the discovery of $10,000 in cash in it when it was opened led to the arrest of a man in Haverstraw, New York in connection with a scam of an elderly woman in Maryland, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Police to Observe Autism Awareness Month with Vehicle Magnet, Training Seminar, Even Goodie Bags

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The Darien Police Department is a proud supporter of Autism Awareness Month.  Throughout the month of April, we will be joining hundreds of other agencies across the country in displaying a special Autism Awareness magnet on our police vehicles as part of the “Autism Patch Challenge.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Man Sentenced to 7+ Years for $5 Million in Health Care Fraud

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Ramil Mansourov, 49, of Darien was sentenced in federal court Monday to seven years and three months in prison and to pay back the $5 million he’d stolen in a health care fraud and money laundering scheme. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Man, 40, Arrested for Stealing SUV on Sedgwick Ave, Burglarizing Home on Overbrook Lane

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A 40-year-old Bronx man accused of stealing an unlocked SUV from a driveway on Sedgwick Avenue and entering a home on Overbrook Lane the same night two months ago has been arrested, Darien police said. The initial report from a woman who saw the burglar dashing out of her house was that it was a female, but the man who was arrested on Tuesday and who was taken to court Wednesday morning told police he had committed the crimes alone. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Woman, 51, Who Didn’t Realize What Town She Was Driving In

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A 51-year-old woman charged with driving while under the influence was stopped by a police officer after the officer saw her swerving her car out of its lane several times and turning without using a blinker police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Driver, Angry and Drunk, Harassing Another Motorist

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If you’ve got almost three times the legal limit for alcohol in your bloodstream, getting behind the wheel is a bad idea. Getting behind the wheel in that condition and then getting so angry at another driver that you follow her is a worse idea. Darien police say that’s what a 30-year-old man did early Sunday evening. Right up to the Darien Police Headquarters on Hecker Avenue, where the victim drove, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: After Counterfeit $100 Bill Passed in Darien Store, Four Arrests

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Three counterfeit $100 bills were presented at stores in Darien Saturday night, and one was accepted — which later resulted in the arrests of three New York City residents and another from Newark, New Jersey, police said. Darien police made the arrests and confiscated $3,300 in phony money. They were helped by an off-duty Stamford police sergeant who saw the suspects get into a car,  and Fairfield police, who stopped the car in Westport after the vehicle’s description was broadcast. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Woman, 23, Caught Burglarizing Home on Brush Island Road

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When Darien police went to a house on Brush Island Road after a report that a car alarm had gone off, they found a 23-year-old woman in the garage with knives in her pockets, police said. According to police: The woman said she was visiting a friend, but no one was home, and police later concluded the statement was a lie; she also told police she had forgotten her own last name, then refused to talk to police when she was at the scene. She was arrested. (more…) Continue Reading →

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